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. demand drops during the winter and we are driving more fuel efficient cars. also, u.s. supply increased. >> with production rising to an 18-year high with demand at a ten-year lower less reliant on imports to meet our demand. >> reporter: america is using nearly 700,000 fewer barrels of oil each year than we did in 2007. does that mean we won't have to worry about $4 or $5 gas? >> we could see $4 this spring. $5, i wouldn't be surprised to see pumps at $5 a gallon. should there be another refining issue. >> reporter: but americans will have extra dollars to spend on family and friends this holiday season. >> that was tom costello reporting. now to the latest business news. there are small gains on wall street. let's check in with hampton pearson with more on that. hi has the rest of the business headlines, too. hampton? >> we do have stocks trading in positive territory. the surprise resignation of italy's prime minister offset by a good report on mcdonald's sales. checking the major averages this hour, the dow is up 27 points. the nasdaq is up 14, the s&p up two. italy's prime minister
weapons on its own people. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton met with a top syrian leader in ireland in hopes of stopping the violence. they are preparing the chemicals for a deadly nerve gas to be put into bombs that could be dropped from the sky. the military is waiting on the word from president assad to fire. >>> a duchess of cambridge is resting, we understand. she left the london hospital this morning. kate smiled and carried a bouquet of yellow flowers as prince william escorted her to the car. he visited her daily since she was in the hospital. the palace released the statement thanking the staff for the care and treatment of the duchess. >>> today we begin 12 days of giving. for the next 12 days, we will profile nonprofits working to change lives in our area. we will give you the opportunity to help them. here is pat lawson muse with information on an organization that is serving the homeless. pat? >> hi, barbara. gifts for the homeless is making sure the homeless are getting the clothes they need to stay warm this winter. if you can help gift for the homeless, the phone ban
are dealing are russia's law that stops adoptions to the u.s. >>> plus, the broadway star and cast member of nbc "30 rk." you can see them live in concert new year's a eve. veronica johnson is back with more winter weather headed our way. >>> the possible deal will extend the tax cuts to middle class americans and postpone the spending cuts scheduled to take effect. >>> breaking news on the roads. we'll go right to mike cremedas. what can you tell us? >> it's rough out there right now. rockville pike near country club road, all lanes shut down in each direction because of this series accident. the crews are on the scene clearing it out of the way. here's a map of the incident. another problem, southern avenue shut down between wheeler road and 13th street in southeast from that earlier incident involving the bus. you were speaking about and that's also blocking southbound wheeler road from bellevue to southern avenue. southbound 355 inside the beltway at cedar lane, the left lane is getting by the water main work and it's been there for a while and still a delay. no word on when that will
in all of its stores in the u.s. >>> and turning to our weather now, what a beautiful day we have here in the nation's capital. look at that clear sky out there. let's see who our meteorologist tom kierein has to tell us about the forecast. hey, tom. >>> you'd never know it was december. we started off chillier this morning but it is feeling more like a early spring day and as the day progresses, actually it's looking like spring in some areas and i'll show you some great photos coming up here in ten minutes. looking at the view from space we have mostly sunny skies over the metro area but father to the west, clouds that are moving toward us. an upper level disturbance that's sweeping through the metro area over the next couple of hours and bringing in a few clouds from time to time. just a slight chance of an isolated sprinkle. right now, that sun is beaming down throughout much of virginia, maryland, the eastern shore, southern maryland and as a result, temperatures are jumping to around 60 degrees. fredericksburg is up to 62 right now. reagan national at 59 degrees. and it's in the
criticizing the state department for the response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. senator collins and lieberman released the report moments ago. the committee found militants essentially walked in because of faulty security. the report criticizes the state department for failing to sufficiently respond to requests for additional security. >> president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are the most admired man and woman in the country according to a gallup poll. clinton topped the list for the 11th year in a row. obama is the most admired man for the fifth year in a row. >> president obama, oprah winfrey and condoleezza rice were right behind. also pilly graham and a george w. bush. >> can't go wrong with those names. >> that's a good list. >> what are we looking at going forward into the new year. >> cold, snowy. >> we are starting with temperatures going down. talking about the overnight and afternoon highs. it will be cold by midweek. so enjoy today. today will be, i think, the mildest day out of the work week. in no way will it be anything like last year on new year'
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